10.24.2012

October 24, 2012

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday...not!
White Dog knows that on Wednesdays we celebrate the steps, both big and little, that we discover are being taken which somehow make the world a better place. Sometimes those things help a few people and are generally unknown; other times we learn of breakthroughs that may change the world for millions. It gives us hope and fills us with a sense of rightness in the Universe to know that these people and events are going on and gives us great joy to share them with you.

Tonight the WDA is short on feeling good about the Universe. We are at a loss to understand how pain helps make the World more Wonderful.

Our dear friends, Dachsies with Moxie lost their beloved Anna Rose to kidney disease today. It was an ugly painful battle that leaves us shaking our paws at the Universe demanding "Why?" Anna Rose follows Ginger and Thai who were both called over the Rainbow Bridge over the past several months. Should any family suffer so many tragedies without even having a chance to mend in between?

It seems everywhere we look there is anguish and grief. We met a woman today who lost both her parents and her heart dog to the c monster. The headlines are full of hate and derision. Children are killing themselves because of bullyism and adults stand mute while untold horrors are inflicted on animals, the weak, the old.

White Dog reminds us here that it is all a matter of perspective...that we can get trapped into seeing only the negative things or that we can, at those darkest moments, look up and see the faintest glimmer of the star called hope.

She says we cannot publish this post; it will disappoint those who look to us for a positive point of view. I say it is hard to see any glimmer through teary eyes and a heavy heart and that you will understand. Tonight we will grieve for Anna Rose's family and the seeming unfairness of the Universe in the hope (there is that word) that a brilliant sunrise in the morning will flood us with renewal. Please let the Dachsies and their wonderful compassionate generous WHN know you are there for them.

8 comments:

Agnes B Bullock said...

Thank you, beloved WDA- your wisdom is always what is needed!

Random Felines said...

sometimes being sad is ok - we will send you some baby cuteness to help you feel better :)

Brian said...

I am so sorry about the sweet one, sad happens way too often.

Asta said...

Sweet White dogs
I undewstand yoow sadness and despaiw at all the unfaiwness and pain in the oonivewse..sometimes, Mommi and I also find it hawd to keep hope alive, but I know you would say, we must. I gwieve fow little Anaa Wose and hew family and fow now, we awe vewy sad, but maybe tomowwow thewe will be that glimmew..I keep hoping
smoochie kisses
ASTA

KB said...

Yes, I feel the same way as you some days. My good friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery and is about to start chemo. In her honor and in honor of all who have fought or are fighting the evil C, I'm now wearing a pink wristband with the words "Strength, Hope, Courage".

I hope that Anna Rose's family can find peace, despite the horrific unfairness of it all.

As we've been watching our R so closely for the hemangiosarcoma that the vets seem so convinced that he has, we've wondered about the whole concept of "fairness". When it comes to the evil C, I believe that fairness does not exist.

But, we can have hope for the future.

Cappy the Eskie said...

Ah Siku, you can’t give up hope. Ollie was diagnosed with MVD, Heart Mitral Valve Disease last year (very common in Cavaliers). Thankfully, his progression is slow. We can only continue to monitor his condition and continue to love and spoil him as much as we can for as long as we can.

We'll never give up HOPE.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Marcy --Ollie too

Cappy the Eskie said...

Ah Siku, you can’t give up hope. Ollie was diagnosed with MVD, Heart Mitral Valve Disease last year (very common in Cavaliers). Thankfully, his progression is slow. We can only continue to monitor his condition and continue to love and spoil him as much as we can for as long as we can.

We'll never give up HOPE.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Marcy --Ollie too

Cappy the Eskie said...

We have no idea why the previous post printed two times.